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compliment

com·pli·ment

compliment

 
 
parts of speech:
noun, verb
features:
Homophone Note, Word Parts
part of speech: noun
pronunciation: kam pl mnt
definition 1: an expression of praise, admiration, or approval.
He gave her a compliment on her speech.
antonyms:
criticism, insult
similar words:
admiration, approval, congratulation, praise, tribute
definition 2: (plural) a polite greeting.
Please give my compliments to your family.
synonyms:
greetings, regards, respects
 
part of speech: verb
pronunciation: kam pl ment
inflections: complimented, complimenting, compliments
definition: to give a compliment to.
The principal complimented us on our work.
synonyms:
applaud, praise
antonyms:
abuse, criticize, insult, malign
similar words:
acclaim, approve, commend, congratulate, honor, salute
Homophone Note
Are you looking for the word complement (something that completes or perfects)? Compliment and complement sound alike and look almost the same, but they have different meanings.
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